Jed Smith has nurtured a lifelong passion for painting the Greek people and the enchanting scenes of the Cycladic islands. While his artistic journey has been an odyssey of capturing the essence of these mesmerizing landscapes, it has been the aging faces that captivate him most. With every brushstroke, Jed seeks to immortalize the maps of time etched onto the weathered visages of the elderly, conveying their wisdom and experiences.
Jed’s Greece paintings employ unique saturated shades of blue reminiscent of the Aegean Sea. These hues, like the depths of the ocean, infuse his works with a sense of tranquility and nostalgia, invoking the allure of the Mediterranean. He skillfully paints the beauty of the luminous light that bathes the region. His paintings strive to capture how colors seem to waltz within the shadows cast by the brilliant white architecture that adorns this breathtaking part of Greece.
Among the Cycladic islands, one holds a special place in Jed’s heart—Folegandros, a remote and secluded paradise accessible only by ferry. This hidden gem has become his muse, a wellspring of inspiration that beckons him time and time again. Its secluded charm and untouched beauty provide Jed with an abundance of inspiration.
Jed Smith’s Greece paintings not only capture the picturesque landscapes and scenes of the Cycladic islands but they also delve into the soul of the Greek people. His evocative brushwork and deft use of color create timeless pieces that transport viewers to the tranquil and magical world he so passionately portrays.